Imagine Dragons are no good at love songs

Imagine Dragons know how to turn out a hit and the proof is in the numbers.

The iconic rock band has sold over 25 million singles worldwide which include the chart riders “It’s Time,” “Demons,” “I Bet My Life,” “Believer,” and the sensational single, “Radioactive.”

“Radioactive,” the band’s biggest success so far, has sold 7.7 million tracks in the US alone.

The song also rose to No.1 on the Billboard Rock chart, spent 87 weeks on Hot 100 chart and won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, the 2014 Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Song back in 2013.

Like I said, the guys can whip out a hit.

Lyrically, Imagine Dragons frontman and chief songwriter Dan Reynolds has covered a variety of themes ranging from anxiety and depression, family and fame to his personal struggle with ankylosing spondylitis.

Don’t hold your breath for the band’s next hit album to be a collection of love songs though.

“I have a hard time writing about love. It’s just never come easy for me,” Dan says. “All my relationships have been very tumultuous. Always high highs, low lows. Fight hard, love hard. My wife knows that very well.”

But that doesn’t mean Dan threw in the towel.

The last time he wrestled with the subject of love, he came out on top and penned “Walking the Wire,” a track on the band’s latest album Evolve.

“That song is one of the only love songs I’ve written,” he says.

“Often a relationship feels like you’re walking the wire, like it’s going to just fall apart at any minute. It’s exhilarating and it’s exciting, but it’s also frightening. That’s kind of how I feel sometimes. Don’t tell my wife that though.”

Get Imagine Dragons latest album Evolve on iTunes here. The band is set to tour North America in support of Evolve. See tour dates below. For updates follow Imagine Dragons on twitter and facebook.

September 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
September 27 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
October 3 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 6 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
October 8 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
October 10 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
October 11 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
October 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
October 14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
October 16 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
October 18 – Chicago, IL – United Center
October 19 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
October 21 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
October 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
October 24 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
October 26 – Quebec, QC – Le Centre Videotron
October 27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
October 29 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
November 1 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Pavilion
November 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
November 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
November 5 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
November 7 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
November 8 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
November 10 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
November 12 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
November 13 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
November 16 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

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